The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, November 2

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, November 2

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This week, Tallahassee Police Department is ramping up pedestrian and bicycle safety measures. The move comes as part of a local and state initiative to prevent pedestrian-involved car crashes. Since January, 168 bicyclists and pedestrians have been hit by vehicles in Tallahassee.

Charlie Adelson will take the stand Thursday morning in his own defense. He’s accused of planning and paying for the murder of Dan Markel, his sister’s ex-husband. The two were going through a tense custody battle and divorce, and the state accused Adelson of plotting his former brother-in-law’s killing to help his sister escape the perils of legal proceedings with him.

During the City Commission meeting on October 25, staff presented a report to the Commission on the Midtown Stakeholders Committee’s priorities and ongoing work since 2021. Get the details.

Quincy leaders have terminated their police chief from his position. The reasons for the termination included poor work environment and poor financial resource management. The recently fired chief will have a chance to respond to his termination at a public meeting on November 14 at 6 p.m.

Students for a Democratic Society and the Tallahassee Community Action at FSU hosted a pro-Hamas rally earlier this week. The groups referred to Hamas as “freedom fighters” and compared them to civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Several activists gave short speeches where they spoke out against Israel.


It’d been nearly 20 years since Chiles volleyball team has made the state final four, but after sweeping the Ponte Vedra Sharks in straight sets, the Timberwolves can update their history books, as the win puts them back in the state championship mix for the first time since 2005.

FSU soccer had a number of awards given out yesterday by the ACC. Head Coach Brian Pensky was named ACC Coach of the Year, Onyi Echegini the ACC Offensive Player of the Year while Jordynn Dudley was named the ACC Freshman of the Year. FSU put seven athletes on the All-ACC First, Second and Third Teams while also putting two athletes on the ACC All-Fresman Team.


A new bill filed by Florida State Sen. Lauren Book would criminalize picketing or protesting near an abortion clinic. Violators would be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum fine of $500 and up to 60 days in jail. Specifically, the bill prohibits such actions inside of or within 150 feet of a healthcare facility. The state of Florida recognizes abortion clinics as healthcare facilities.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently said in an interview that American troops in the Middle East are “sitting ducks.” DeSantis did not say if there should be more troops or a troop withdrawal, but that the troops in Syria and Iraq are sufficient enough in numbers to be a target for America’s enemies.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida will introduce sports betting, along with roulette and craps, at its six casinos on Dec. 7. The move follows the finalization of a gaming compact with the State of Florida in April 2021 and subsequent legal approvals by June 2023, overcoming challenges related to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.


8 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, November 2"

  1. @Proud Redneck:
    Totally agree, as a matter of fact Book’s been filing quite a few “waste of time and money bills” which Book knows, Passadomo knew, and the incomimg Senate President knows will never pass into law.
    Yeah I understand the prosess and that Book has the 100% right to be an idiot… yada yada yada…but hopefully the new Senate President can slip up behind Book and put a leash of some sort on her to discourage the waste of The Citizens of Florida’s time and money.
    May not ever happen but whats important here is that Snidely feels better for having complained about it.

  2. “A new bill filed by Florida State Sen. Lauren Book would criminalize picketing or protesting near an abortion clinic.”

    Of course, it will never be made law in 2024 but what is this infatuation with abortion and talking about sex with children Democrats have?

  3. Over the Years, there has been a few times that I almost hit a bicyclist and if it were not for the Fact that I was the one paying attention, I would have hit them. It’s funny how they all said that I am supposed to watch out for THEM, not the other way around. A couple ran Stop Signs right in front of me, another time, I was passing a group, totally went into the On-Coming Lane to give THEM plenty of room, and a guy decided to shoot way out into the On-Coming Lane right in front of me to pass a buddy with out checking behind him. bicyclists do not get enough Tickets.

    Please print the Names of the Students for a Democratic Society and for the Tallahassee Community Action.

  4. @August, I think the Hamas sympathizers and supporters are currently comprised of those that hate the Jews, but also those that are anti-Christian, anti-white, anti-American, anti-western civilization. That would explain the seemingly strange alliances you have observed. I believe that is also why the students are bringing race into the argument – the Jews are the white people of the Middle East.

    Perhaps, as a country, we are the stupid ones. We’re certainly the self-loathing and self-defeating ones.

    Also, how do we know that these universities are not taxpayer and donor scams? Let’s have some transparency and accountability. In the meantime, I don’t want to hear about any more funding requests from these institutions.

  5. 50 years ago I had some idea what the SDS was all about. A couple of my friends had joined the group (I didn’t), and were mostly secretive about it. The group turned out not really be what was “advertised” and the guys left it.

    That the SDS would today take the antisemitic position supporting Hamas makes me ask not only “what do they want today?” but “what have they ever really been about?”

  6. There’s a lesbian couple on my street with “free Palestine” stickers on their cars. If someone were to drop those two godless nitwits into Gaza they would immediately be thrown off the top of the only building left standing in the wretched place. Most people are just stupid… and it’s getting worse.

  7. I’d love to know the names of the members of “Students for a Democratic Society and the Tallahassee Community Action at FSU” so I can properly prepare for a future were I make sure they are NEVER hired into a position that would impact me or my community.

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